Former IU football player James Hardy III found dead in Indiana river

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The death of former Indiana University football player and NFL wide receiver James Hardy has been ruled a suicide.

The Allen County, Indiana, coroner's office says the 31-year-old died of drowning.

Hardy's body was found June 7 at a dam along the Maumee River in his hometown of Fort Wayne. 

The coroner's office says it ruled the death a suicide based on Hardy's medical and psychiatric history, as well as evidence, including some found on his body.

Relatives had reported the former Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens player missing a few weeks earlier.

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